Dan Frakes, MacWorld You may not have searched for a utility that does what KeyCue does, but after using it, you'll probably wonder how you lived without it.
Jim Cole, Jacksonville, FL KeyCue is a fantastic product that has transformed the way I use my Mac. As a relatively new Mac user this has improved my productivity significantly!
I found excellent shortcuts with the very first key press. A great program. Thanks!
CO, USA I've only been using KeyCue for ten minutes and already I think it is one of the greatest little apps ever!
OR, USA This is a great teaching aid for anyone wanting to increase productivity. I've been looking for a product like this for quite some time.
Kelly Baker, MA, USA
KeyCue - find, remember, and learn keyboard shortcuts
Did you know that the average Mac OS X application has 40 to 80 menu shortcuts?
Menu shortcuts are supposed to provide quick access to frequently used menu commands. Honestly though, how many shortcut keys do you know by heart?
KeyCue helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.
You no longer need to memorize and remember key combinations; just press the command key and KeyCue tells you what you want to know.
Over time, you will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.
KeyCue gives you an instant overview of the overall functionality of any application, plus lets you automatically start working more efficiently by making use of menu shortcuts.
Integration with PopChar X lets you insert special characters with KeyCue.
Starting with version 8.2, KeyCue integrates with PopChar X, our award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters (requires PopChar X 7.5 or newer).
This allows you to quickly show recently used and favorite characters from PopChar in KeyCue's head-up display and insert them with a click.
Clicking an item in the KeyCue display inserts the character in the current document without the need for knowing the keyboard combination.
Integration of KeyCue and Typinator boosts your productivity to a new level.
Starting with version 8.1, KeyCue integrates with Typinator, our popular text expander (requires Typinator 6.9 or newer).
This allows you to quickly show Typinator snippets in a head-up display and insert them with a click.
Clicking an item in the table inserts the expansion in the current application as if you had typed the corresponding abbreviation. You can create multiple triggers for different Typinator sets.
With version 8 the days are gone when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.
Starting with version 8, KeyCue offers a completely new and flexible way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.
For each trigger, you can independently specify which content you want to see. You can, for example, create one large table with all available menu shortcuts, or separate triggers for individual tables.
Your favorite URLs are just a mouse click or keystroke away with KeyCue 8!
In KeyCue 8 and newer, you can define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred triggers, and you are ready to use KeyCue for quickly showing a table of your URLs and invoking them with a single click.
Features, Installation, Requirements
For more information on how to use your keyboard shortcuts more efficiently,visit the Features page
- Get an instant overview of all menu shortcuts in any application.
- Flexible triggers and actions
- Quickly access frequently used URLs
- Themes for customizing the appearance of the shortcut table
- Search for commands and shortcuts
- User-definable custom shortcut descriptions reveal hidden keyboard shortcuts.
- Omit known shortcuts to keep the table small.
- Accessible via menu bar icon.
- Clickable shortcuts let you execute any shortcut instantly by clicking it.
- System-wide hotkeys made visible.
- Legend for keyboard symbols.
- Instant access to the KeyCue settings and the search feature by means of extra keyboard shortcuts.
- Configurable settings for activation.
- Display and insert Typinator snippets.
- Integration with PopChar X lets you display and insert special characters.
- Show Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys, and iKey shortcuts.
- Several options for adapting the behavior and appearance of KeyCue to your liking.
To install KeyCue, download it from our downloads page. KeyCue is distributed as a macOS disk image (DMG). Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the KeyCue icon to install and launch KeyCue.
As long as you do not have a license key, KeyCue operates in trial mode.
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